A young couple hiking in a Himalayan valley are caught in the middle of an earthquake that sets off a giant avalanche. They turn their camera on and seek shelter beneath a nearby tree, hoping to survive.
What should have been the trip of a lifetime soon turned into a nightmare that would claim the lives of thousands and leave survivors trapped in the remote corners of the Himalayas. Join us as we look at the massive 2015 earthquake that struck Nepal and shook the world. We reveal remarkable stories of survival, from the Kathmandu Valley to Mount Everest. We also detail the split-second decisions that resulted in life or death, presented in the words of those who were there and through footage recorded before, during, and after the tragedy.
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